Since its release on November 13th, many customers have experienced difficulty getting their hands on the LG Nexus 4 mobile phone.
Both the 8 GB and 16 GB models are currently sold out on the UK Google Play store, meaning aspirant owners must turn to operators like Three and O2.
Problems with stock depletion are apparently down to unanticipated demand, according to head of LG France Cathy Robin.
She told Challenges.fr that the two technology giants were not prepared for the device to be a hit, and so demand outstripped supply by ten times.
Impressive specifications alongside an attractive price tag are likely to have drawn customers, and popularity of the Nexus tablets has boosted the success of the brand.
The handset operates on the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2 software, which works with a Snapdragon S4 processor to provide superior performance.
Modern technologies like Near Field Communication and wireless charging are included, although the gadget does not support new 4G networks.
Posted by Peter Robinson